Koch Media Unveils New Publishing Label and Several New Games Including Painkiller

Koch Media, Payday 3

Koch Media announced a new publishing label that will be handling a portfolio of games including Payday 3, Painkiller, and new properties during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest presentation on Thursday.

The new publisher is called Prime Matter and will publish several games with a mix of genres from developers around the world. It will also publish older games under Koch Media for new platforms such as Mount and Blade II: Bannerlords coming to consoles and Kingdom Come Deliverance coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The company showed off its portfolio of games with more information revealed at a preview event. Most of the 12 games shown were either in high concept, pre-alpha, or alpha gameplay stages of development. The 12 games shown off were:

  • King’s Bounty II
    • Developed by 1C Entertainment, King’s Bounty II is the RPG successor of the well-known franchise which defined RPG strategy.
    • Single-player
    • Coming to PC and consoles on Aug. 24, 2021
  • Encased
    • From Russian developer Dark Crystal Games, Encased is a classic RPG where the player is on a mission to discover the secrets hidden underneath mysterious dome.
    • Single-player
    • Coming to PC on September 2021
  • The Chant (working title)
    • Developed by Canadian Studio Brass Token, their upcoming psychological thriller is an atmospheric third-person psychedelic horror adventure.
    • Single-player
    • Coming to PC and consoles in Q2 2022
  • Crossfire: Legion
    • Smilegate and Prime Matter are teaming to up to release Canadian developer Blackbird Interactive’s RTS game, Crossfire: Legion. The world of Crossfire provides the perfect scenario and backdrop for an RTS thanks to its unique approach to futuristic global warfare and warring factions.
    • Single-player and multiplayer
    • Coming to PC in 2022
  • Dolmen
    • Developed by Massive Work Studio from Brazil, Dolmen is a terrifying new Action RPG that combines futuristic sci-fi and Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
    • Single-player and multiplayer
    • Coming to PC and consoles in 2022
  • The Last Oricru
    • From the minds of developers GoldKnights, comes The Last Oricru, a third-person action RPG taking place in a unique middle age setting, combined with sci-fi elements.
    • Single-player and couch co-op
    • Coming to PC and consoles in 2022
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E
    • A stylish third-person action shooter by South Korean Studio IGGYMOB that has you take on the role of Grave, a gunslinger of resurrection and badass anti-hero of your dreams, mowing down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets.
    • Single-player
    • Coming to PC and consoles in 2022
  • Scars Above
    • By Mad Head Games, Scars Above is a dark sci-fi action adventure that sees a lone protagonist having to survive on a hostile nightmare world.
    • Single-player
    • Coming to PC and consoles in 2022
  • Payday 3
    • By Starbreeze Studios, Payday 3 the latest upcoming installment in this high-octane first person co-op shooter game, set in a Hollywood-like environment, that lets players live out the fantasy of being a world-class career criminal who joins the legendary PAYDAY gang to master the art of heisting.
    • Single-player and multiplayer
    • Coming to PC and consoles in 2023
  • Echoes of the End (working title)
    • Developed by Icelandic studio Myrkur Games, Echoes of the End is a story-driven single-player action adventure in a unique fantasy world, following the story of Ryn who is in search of her real purpose.
    • Single-player and To Be Confirmed (TBC) on multiplayer
    • Coming to PC and generation nine platforms with a TBC release date
  • Codename Final Form (working title)
    • From Polish developers Reikon Games, Codename Final Form is an adrenaline fueled futuristic FPS with the player taking on the role of a cybernetic Valkyrie saving humanity from extinction.
    • Single-player and three-player co-op
    • Coming to PC and consoles with a TBC release date
  • Painkiller
    • Painkiller will be published by Prime Matter in conjunction with Saber Interactive. No other details including platforms and release date were announced.

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